The Bélesta forest is made up of silver fir trees. For many centuries, the inhabitants of Bélesta, Fougax and l'Aiguillon had this precious privilege of obtaining supplies of wood for their various uses: heating, construction, etc.

The woods of the Bélesta forest were used under Colbert (1619 -1683) for the construction of boat masts in the Toulon shipyards. Wood was transported by water from Quillan sur l'Aude.


Cathar Pyrenees

Located to the east of Ariège, on the border of the Aude, this territory, labeled "Country of Art and History", revolves around [...]


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Free and open access all year round for the communal part of the forest with an area of ​​226 hectares.



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